Director of Arts in Education
Phone – 405.521.4288
Fax – 405.521.2971
The Oklahoma State Department of Education is pleased to join with the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education and the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma for the 26th Annual State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence. It is important to recognize school boards, school administrators, and fine arts educators who have exhibited leadership in schools and communities throughout Oklahoma. During the ceremony we will recognize an outstanding school board, school administrators, and fine arts educators for their leadership and support of quality arts education and academic excellence in Oklahoma schools.
Along with school boards, administrators, and educators, we also recognize high school juniors and seniors who have achieved artistic and academic excellence. Representatives of the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education will review all nominations during the selection process. This year’s awards ceremony will take place at the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 7 p.m.
All applications must be completed and postmarked by Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Applications should be mailed to:
Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education
c/o Oklahoma State Department of Education
Attn: Mrs. Rebecca McLaughlin, Director, Arts in Education
2500 North Lincoln Blvd., Suite 315
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
The Office of Standards and Curriculum is available to provide professional development to teachers in their local area, either face-to-face or through videoconference or webinar (point-to-point/distance learning) technology. In order for the professional development to have as much impact as possible, for face-to-face interactions, groups need to include representation from at at least 5 districts, an entire county, or that contain at least 25 teachers. For point-to-point/distance learning technology interactions any size group can be accommodated.
Please note that HB 3218 has eliminated the requirement for districts to administer a fine arts assessment effective July 1, 2016. HB 3218 also repealed statutes and language referring to EOI and ACE assessment requirements.
You are no longer required to report your district’s Fine Arts assessment results to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Keep in mind that arts education is still a core discipline. The assessment reporting piece has been repealed, not the arts requirement. Download the Oklahoma Academic Standards for the Arts here.
If you have questions, contact Rebecca McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.